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What Does It Really Look Like to “Grow a Team”? with Autumn Witt Boyd [LLC 028]

6/11/2018
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As your business grows, so will your team. While many business owners might overlook the importance of hiring the right people and nurturing a team, we, leaders, know how important our team members are to our success as a whole. So how do you start building a team that works well together and provides the support you need to continue to grow? When you have a growing team, what can you do to make sure you’re providing the support your employees need to continually expand? In this episode,...

Duration:00:33:15

Understand Your Customers Better Through Behavioral Science with Linnea Gandhi [LLC 027]

6/4/2018
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Understanding how your customers make decisions when confronted with things like pricing, limited time offers, and diverse choices, can help you as a business owner make better decisions in your own business. There are certain patterns that can be extrapolated and accounted for when building your products and services. My guest is adjunct assistant professor of behavioral science at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Linnea Gandhi. Along with teaching, Linnea runs a company...

Duration:00:43:52

How I’m Using Public Speaking to Grow My Business [LLC 026]

5/28/2018
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For many, public speaking is terrifying. For others, it’s just a fun hobby. For me, having the opportunity to stand in front of a crowd and capture their attention for a prolonged period of time is a privilege and an amazing opportunity for business development, when done right. 6 years ago, I decided to take public speaking more seriously and make it part of my business. Through my experience, which I share with you in this episode, I’ve learned how to work the stage, so to speak, to make...

Duration:00:34:47

3 Steps to Delegating Better and Getting More Done With Dina Eisenberg [LLC 025]

5/14/2018
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It’s simple. You can’t do all the things. As your business grows, the list of tasks you need to get through grows as well. Knowing when you need to reach out for help is crucial to your continued growth as a business owner. In this episode, I’m joined by outsourcing queen, Dina Eisenberg, as she shares her tips on how to identify the tasks we shouldn’t be spending time on, cultivating our team (whether virtual or in-person), and covering the costs of outsourcing. What You’ll Learn in...

Duration:00:35:21

Embracing Social Media Behaviors to Humanize Your Company with Jamie Notter [LLC 024]

5/7/2018
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Business leaders have much to learn from how humans behave on social media. By applying certain principles that make social media work so well, like trustworthiness, openness, and courage, business owners can humanize their company and allow for it to grow just as successfully as social media has grown. My guest today is accomplished speaker, author and consultant with deep expertise in workplace culture, generations, and growth - Jamie Notter. Jamie is the author of several books including...

Duration:00:37:24

How to Become a Conscious Leader Even if You’re Solo with Kymm Nelsen [LLC 023]

4/30/2018
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Is leadership an inside job? Why is it important for people to learn how to “be” before they can “do” and “have”? Can a business owner lead when he/she has no employees yet? These are all questions leaders must explore during their entrepreneurial journey. In this episode, we’re talking about how business owners can become conscious leaders when they’re still a company of one and as they grow. I’m joined by the host of the Conscious Leadership Weekly podcast and founder of the Institute for...

Duration:00:41:34

Four Archetypes of Game Changing Leaders [LLC 022]

4/23/2018
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Do you find it difficult to define your customer avatar? Perhaps you’ve read one too many blogs demanding that you describe your ideal customer down to a T. Well, on today’s episode, my guest and I chat about the better approach to defining your ideal customer and figuring out how your business can serve them. We also discuss the 4 archetypes of leaders that you can access when making decisions. I’m joined by author, speaker, and business consultant Carol Sanford. Carol works side by side...

Duration:00:31:32

Establish a Symbiotic Relationship With Your Customers Through Digital Transformation with Chris Aarons [LLC 021]

4/16/2018
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How can you be the best partner to your customers? Customers are leaving signals and trails behind them each time they interact with your brand but are you paying attention? Listen to what customers are telling you by collecting and analyzing data about their behaviors, needs, and wants in order to better serve them. My guest today is Chris Aarons, digital, sales, and marketing strategist and co-author of The Digital Helix: Transforming Your Organization's DNA to Thrive in the Digital Age...

Duration:00:40:08

5 Ways to Use Video to Amplify Your Message and Build Relationships [LLC 020]

4/9/2018
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While there are many options you can pursue when it comes building relationships online, one powerful way is through the use of videos. In this episode, I share 5 different ways you can use video to help you connect with more people (aka potential customers) and begin building that relationship of trust. If you haven’t already, be sure to listen to last week’s episode, Episode 19, to learn about what your website needs in order to convey trust. What You’ll Learn in This Episode: Resources...

Duration:00:23:31

4 Tips to Convey Trust On Your Website [LLC 019]

4/2/2018
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Your website is the face of your business online. Often times, it’s the first point of contact between a potential customer and your business. So how can you make sure you’re conveying trustworthiness right on your website? I’m joined by Pamela Kilzer freelance writer, blogger, and entrepreneur, and she shares the top 4 things to keep in mind to build trust on your website. What You’ll Learn in This Episode: Resources Mentioned: 7 Tips to Build a Website Your Donors Can Trust...

Duration:00:32:09

Using Bitcoin and Blockchain for Social Impact [LLC 018]

3/26/2018
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Sure there might be a lot of hype around blockchain and bitcoin these days but let’s look beyond the hype and explore how these technologies can be used for good in the social sector. I’m joined by Paul Lamb, principal of Man on a Mission, a non-profit management consultancy firm. What You’ll Learn in This Episode: Resources: Paul's HuffPost article: Transforming the Social Sector: Bitcoin and Blockchain for Good Contact Information: Paul's website:...

Duration:00:28:12

Biomimicry: Business Innovation and Resilience Inspired by Nature with Dr. Tamsin Woolley-Barker [LLC 017]

3/19/2018
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We’re turning to nature to learn some important business lessons. How do honey bee colonies treat leadership? What can ants teach us about individuality and effective workplace structures? We’re joined by evolutionary biologist and biomimicry expert, Dr. Tamsin Woolley-Barker as she shares her knowledge about innovation and nature. Dr. Tamsin is the author of Teeming: How Superorganisms Work to Build Infinite Wealth in a Finite World What We Discuss in this Episode Resources Teeming:...

Duration:00:36:39

Move Your Business to Its Highest Potential Through Conscious Capitalism with Alexander McCobin [LLC 016]

3/12/2018
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It’s time for a reimagining of capitalism. Conscious Capitalism is a fresh approach to business. Although the principles have been around for a very long time, this movement as we know it is gaining popularity in today’s business world. My guest today is Alexander McCobin, the CEO of Conscious Capitalism, Inc., a US-based organization dedicated to elevating humanity by improving the practice and perception of business. What We Discuss in This Episode: Resources Mentioned The Happiness...

Duration:00:30:47

What Does Your Company Stand For? [LLC 015]

3/5/2018
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Consumers want to do business with companies that stand for something. It’s not enough for your company to create a fabulous product or offer a phenomenal service. Your company has to get clear on its values and its personality in order to attract lifetime customers. In this solo episode, I discuss the notion that companies nowadays must stand for something in order to grow. I support my argument by exploring some case studies from businesses that have joined in on social conversations...

Duration:00:11:47

Maximize Your Impact as a Founder With Gritty Leadership With Sarah Panis [LLC 014]

2/26/2018
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Of all the leadership traits that a business owner can have, grit is probably one of the most important ones. We discuss the concept of being a gritty leader and how that can help you engage with your employees, reduce turnover rates, and grow your business strategically. I’m joined by Sarah Panis, Founder and CEO of Gritty Movement, a consulting and coaching agency help female founders with their leadership, expansion, and employee engagement needs. What We Discuss in This...

Duration:00:26:52

Combatting Food Waste and Hunger While Building a Sustainable Business With Rick Nahmias [LLC 013]

2/19/2018
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Even though he wasn’t anticipating it, my guest, Rick Nahmias, managed to build a thriving, sustainable non-profit over the past 9 years by simply providing fresh produce to those in need. He noticed that food waste and hunger were huge issues for many living in Los Angeles and he also noticed that many houses had an abundance of fresh produce. So he decided to launch Food Forward in an effort to recover surplus produce that would otherwise go to waste. What We Cover Today: Contact...

Duration:00:44:00

Understanding the Basics of B-Corps and Conscious Contracts with Adrienne Fischer [LLC 012]

2/12/2018
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Understanding the legalities of forming your business and knowing how to draft contracts that reflect your values as a business owner are some of the topics we cover in this episode. I'm joined by conscious business lawyer, Adrienne Fischer. Adrienne has her own practice in Denver, Co where she helps startups and small businesses with their business formation, contracts, and mediation needs. Adrienne is passionate about helping business owners like you – those who are mindful of their...

Duration:00:31:09

There’s no “I” in TEAM but There’s “E” for Empathy [LLC 011]

2/5/2018
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Assembling a team that works well together, that shares in the wins and losses together, and that has trust built-in is crucial to your company’s overall success. After all, if your team players don’t play nice, then they won’t be effective. I’m joined by agile coach/trainer, product manager and business consultant at cPrime, Kreisler Ng, and he shares what it takes to build a cohesive team that thrives. Also, if you're interested in checking out my Forbes article about the 4 qualities...

Duration:00:36:08

Is Leadership Just Not Cool Enough? 3 Ways to Fix That [LLC 010]

1/29/2018
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I explore the idea that leadership is just not cool enough. While that statement might offend a lot of people, especially those who are huge believers in the power of leadership development (like I do!), you have to admit, leadership suffers from a PR problem. Especially when compared to the oft-glamorous portrayal of BOSS, specifically on social media. While many seem to love the idea of being a boss, what we really need are leaders! In this episode, I share 3 ways we can reinvigorate...

Duration:00:12:34

Improve Your Interactions and Effectiveness by Knowing Your Enneagram Type [LLC 9]

1/22/2018
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Understanding the underlying beliefs and assumptions that drive your behaviors is an important first step to understanding yourself as a leader. In this episode, I’m joined by the Enneagram expert, Wendy Appel, to discuss the 9 types of the Enneagram and explain how gaining a deeper understanding of our habits and motivations can lead to extraordinary results as leaders. To follow along with the Enneagram graphic, visit Wendy's site here. What You’ll Learn in this Episode: Contact...

Duration:00:38:24